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St. Margaret's School Photo #1 - WE BELIEVE YOU BELONG HERE. * 10 acre historic riverfront campus * 42 acre athletic complex * Within 2 hours of Washington, DC, Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach
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St. Margaret's School Photo #1 - WE BELIEVE YOU BELONG HERE. * 10 acre historic riverfront campus * 42 acre athletic complex * Within 2 hours of Washington, DC, Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach
St. Margaret's School Photo #2 - BELIEVE IN SOMETHING GREATER. * What kind of person will you be? Honest? Trustworthy? Responsible? * Our honor code inspires a culture of honesty and promotes trust in one another. * We have confidence that you will do the right thing, even when no one is watching. * We believe in you.
St. Margaret's School Photo #3 - BECOME A LIFE-LONG LEARNER. * Small classes, individual attention, and readiness-based curriculum * Honors and Advanced Placement Classes * Independent study * Dual enrollment college courses * ESL * Wheat Center provides enrichment opportunities for girls at all levels.
St. Margaret's School Photo #4 - BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF BEING A SCOTTIE. * Competitive interscholastic athletic teams * Extra-curricular activities offered such as Pilates, yoga, fitness, tennis, outdoor adventures, theater * 2018 LIS Softball Champions * LIS Volleyball Coach of the Year for the past 5 years
St. Margaret's School Photo #5 - BELIEVE IN A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES * Minimester - a two week experiential learning adventure * Travel the world or take enrichment courses * Be an International Exchange student at our sister schools in Australia, Chile, and New Zealand * Conduct research or intern through our Independent Study Program
St. Margaret's School Photo #6 - BECOME A PART OF SOMETHING WONDERFUL. * Nearly 100 years of traditions * Blue/Grey Competitions * Lantern Ceremony * May Ball * Freshman Christmas Party * Junior/Senior Banquet * and more!
St. Margaret's School Photo #7 - BECOME A SHOW-STOPPER. * 26 Performing Arts and Visual Arts Courses including Ceramics, Watercolor, Digital Photography, Fashion Design, Drama, Technical Theater, Painting, Treble Choir, Private Instruction * 1,000 sq. ft. Ellen Brooks Gallery * Over 400 pieces of student art displayed on campus
St. Margaret's School Photo #8 - BELONG TO A SISTERHOOD * Friends from around the world and across the U.S. who learn, live, and play together, building strong bonds and creating cherished memories. * Whether you are a day student, five-day boarder, or full-time boarding student, SMS is home.
St. Margaret's School Photo #9 - BELIEVE GREAT THINGS LIE AHEAD FOR YOU. * Life on the river is good. * Boating, fishing, water skiing, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, sailing, swimming, relaxing with friends on the beach * Shopping, eating out, attending socials with other schools, visiting museums and other cultural events, are all part of the SMS experience.
St. Margaret's School Photo #10 - WHY ST. MARGARET'S SCHOOL? * Because at St. Margaret's, our girls belong to a vibrant community where they shine in the classroom, on the athletic fields, and in life. * Explore how you can become your personal best at St. Margaret's School. * Take a tour, attend a class, and start getting to know our community. * Schedule a visit to campus today.
Robust college preparatory curriculum with Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses to earn college credits, supported with small class settings, individualized attention, and a dynamic advisory and college counseling program
River Program incorporated into our athletics, academics, arts, and activities. *Coming 2021-2022 to St. Margaret's - crew and sailing!*
Competitive athletic teams playing along a 10-acre riverfront campus and 42-acre athletic complex
Living and learning under the tenets of the Episcopal tradition in welcoming all seeking an inclusive and holistic community

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Students: 107 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $54,200
  • Acceptance rate: 72%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Margaret's School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1921

Student Body

Total Students
107 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
St. Margaret's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
64%
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
9 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Dual College Enrollment, Honors Courses, One Schoolhouse
Average SAT score
1122
Average ACT score
21
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$54,200 Boarding, $43,500 5-Day Boarding, $20,400 Day Tuition Financial Aid Available
% on Financial Aid
77%
Acceptance Rate
72%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Christina O'Neill
Endowment Size
$5 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Basic Needs (Service Club), Book Club, Green Team, Honor Council, National Honor Society, Scottie Guides (Admissions), Student Government Association, Tides Staff (art journal)

Arts and Music Programs:
Treble Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Outdoor Adventures

School Notes

  • For 100 years, St. Margaret's School has prepared girls for success in college and beyond by fostering a global outlook, lifelong intellectual curiosity, and promoting strong learning skills. Located on Virginia's Rappahannock River, we offer boarding, 5-day boarding, and day programs for girls grades 8 - postgraduate.
  • Founded in the Episcopal tradition 100 years ago, St. Margaret`s raises and educates girls to develop their strengths in every aspect of life-academically, physically, spiritually and emotionally. With a diverse community, solid college-preparatory program, and a wide range of interscholastic sports, clubs, and after school activities, life at St. Margaret's is fun and full of learning opportunities. The relationships formed here last a lifetime.
  • The world is a better place because of generations of St. Margaret's women who found their voice here and impacted their communities in positive ways.
  • We believe you belong here, and we can't wait to show you why. Contact our admission team today to learn more: admit@sms.org or (804) 443-3357.
Profile last updated: 07/23/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Students: 107 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $54,200
  • Acceptance rate: 72%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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